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Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number

I am the third daughter (or son) of my parents. OR I am the third child of my parents How should a question that is answered with the above sentences be framed?
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How to ask a question to get an ordinal number answer [duplicate]

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How can I properly ask this question? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question so that I can get the answer which gives the position of the President. So the answer I want to get is: Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States. or ...
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How to ask “nth time” of something [duplicate]

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How manieth as an ordinal number question [duplicate]

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Interrogative form of a sentence [duplicate]

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Ask someone about their birth order [duplicate]

If I need to ask someone about their birth order, what question is usually used? Let's say I do not ask how many children his family has first. What is your birth order? or Which child are you in ...
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How do you convert the sentence “George Washington was the first president.” to a question? [duplicate]

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How to frame a question to get answer about the turn that somebody has taken in doing something? [duplicate]

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How do you say this in English? [duplicate]

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How to ask about ordinal place of an offspring? [duplicate]

Here is the question: I want to know what is the ordinal place of someone in her family. For example, I'd say: I'm the second child of my parents. and afterwards, I'd like to ask something along ...
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How manyth son to your father? [duplicate]

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Order of things [duplicate]

Let's say you were in a race, and you finished 5th. One of your friends comes to you and asks "What was your ___ in the race?". Or, 'G' is the 6th letter in English alphabet. Someone asks you what ...
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What will be the question for “he is my second son” [duplicate]

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How to ask what is your number in the siblings or to your parents.? [duplicate]

How to ask what is your number in the siblings or to your parents
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Where do you come in your family? [duplicate]

I am looking for some common questions used to ask about a person's birth order in their family (to ask if he/she is first, second, third, etc. child). Do the following questions sound natural? Where ...
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How else can we say “what number are you in the line”? [duplicate]

Is there any way to rephrase "what number are you in the line"?
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Trump is the 45th US president. How do you ask a question to get this number? [duplicate]

Trump is the 45th US president. How do you ask a question to get this number?
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Problem with numerals [duplicate]

Is it correct to turn the sentence "He'll be her sixth husband" into a question like this:Which successive/consecutive husband will he be? Best wishes, Boguslaw
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Is there a way to ask the ordinal number value in English without sounding weird? [duplicate]

If the answer expected is It is an amazing car, then the question would be How is the car? If the answer expected is I got my red car then the question would be something like Which colour car did ...
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What is the question for which the answer is “This is my third coffee today”? [duplicate]

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How can I ask a question with the answer “I'm eating the fourth apple”? [duplicate]

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question to ask about ordinal numbers [duplicate]

A:I was the 1st one in queue/I was the second player B:How many? Is what B said correct? Or what is the question for ordinal numbers? The question from B is not asking how many people in the queue was,...
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Natural way of asking for ordinal position in athletic events [duplicate]

For the long jump event at my school athletics carnival, people nominate and then get arrange in a certain order. I am looking for a natural way of phrasing a question to get someone to tell me where ...
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Is this question correct? [duplicate]

Is this question correct? What is the chronological order of John as the president of our country?
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Problem in formulating question [duplicate]

Consider this scenario...Sam ate 4 cookies. Now if someone asks Sam How many you had, then Sam will reply 4. But how should the question be formed so that the answer Sam gives will be 4th instead of 4?...
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How to ask a question about ordinal number? [duplicate]

There are many pupils in the classroom. Peter was the n th( n is a positive integer) student to arrive. Now I want to ask Peter about what n is. How can I ask him? It seems that it is very difficult ...
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A question to ask about birth rank or serial number [duplicate]

Are you the third of your parents' children? or the second issue? Or, you are the third guy, eh? What is the question for which "he came third in the race" is an answer?. Instead of resorting to ...
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How to ask this as question [duplicate]

I am wondering how to turn the following into a question "Narendra Modi is the 18th Prime Minister of India" How to ask this as question, so that answer will be 18th I have tried searching these ...
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Shortest question to ask when you want to know whether the one you talk to is the eldest, second, third…or youngest child in his/her family. [duplicate]

I’ve always been asked by my Filipino friends how I should say the Filipino question “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?” in English. You ask that question when you want to know whether someone is the ...

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